Europa Universalis IV – Origins DLC Revealed

Posted on 19 Oct 2021

Paradox Interactive have revealed the latest add-on pack for Europa Universalis IV, titled Origins, will be releasing on 11 November 2021. The DLC will bring a bunch of new content to Africa including the Jewish religion, missions for Mali, Songhai, Kongo, Ethiopia, Ajuuraan, Kilwa, and Mutapa. Check out the press release below for the full list of additions.

Official Press Release

Date for Europa Universalis IV Immersion Pack Announced

African Themed Add-On Coming 11 November

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – 19 October 2021 – The gold of Zimbabwe. The ivory of Central

Africa. The great city of Timbuktu. The temples of Ethiopia. Africa is the birthplace of

humanity and a land of untold wealth and variety. Rediscover and rewrite the history of the

continent in a new immersion pack for Europa Universalis IV, coming 11 November 2021.

In Europa Universalis IV: Origins, new African missions add greater variety and new goals

for some of Africa’s most powerful and interesting nations. The fading giant of Mali, the holy

hills of Ethiopia and the African trade centres of the Indian Ocean are given new depth and

richer context.

The brand-new trailer can be viewed at

The Europa Universalis IV: Origins immersion pack adds:

  • Jewish Religion: The Ethiopian Jews of Beta Israel are included, and Jewish

    nations can choose from nine religious characteristics to accentuate their national

    strengths, with new flavour events.

  • Missions for Mali: Halt the decline of West Africa’s greatest medieval empire and

    reassert control of former vassals.

  • Missions for Songhai: Develop your provinces and claim the mantles of Mali and

    Timbuktu as the new rising power.

  • Missions for Kongo: Unite the peoples of the Congo River and confront the growing

    European threat.

  • Missions for Ethiopia: Ensure religious unity and prestige in the Kingdom of

    Solomon while unifying the nations of the African Horn. Also adds the noble Ç̌äwa


  • Missions for Ajuuraan: Control Indian Ocean trade and bring water to your desert


  • Missions for Kilwa: Focus on naval economic power, establishing a colonial empire

    across the seas.

  • Missions for Mutapa: Build on the legacy of the founders of Great Zimbabwe and

    exploit the riches of South Africa to dominate trade.

  • Minor Mission Additions: New mission options for Jolof, Mossi, Hausa, Oyo and


  • New Regional Mission Trees: New Missions for minor powers in Central, East and

    West Africa, and the African Horn, as well as new estate privileges for many nations

    and regions.

  • New Army Sprites: 4 new army sprites each for Congo, Great Lakes, Southern

    Africa and Bantu nations

  • Two New Missionary models: African Coptic and African Fetishist missionary

    animations added.

  • New Music: 12 minutes of new West African themed music, and 12 minutes of new

    East African themed music.

As usual, the release of Europa Universalis IV: Origins will be accompanied by a major

update, free for all EU4 players.

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